Becky Suss makes paintings of domestic interiors where memory, reality, and subjectivity converge. She began her project focusing on her grandparents’ home and the art and décor therein and has moved on to train her eye on other interior spaces, most recently the studio and home of Philadelphia sculptor and furniture designer, Wharton Esherick.
Suss had a solo exhibition at the Instute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2015 and a solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY in 2017. She has shown at venues in Philadelphia including Vox Populi, Space 1026, The Icebox, Little Berlin, Painted Bride Arts Center, and University City Arts League. Elsewhere she has exhibited in group exhibtions at The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY; The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; and LUMP, Raleigh, NC, among others. Suss was a resident at Vermont Studio Center in 2012 and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Suss received her MFA from University of California, Berkeley and her BA from Williams College. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Mar 4–31, 2019
This presentation incorporates Becky Suss’s paintings of Esherick’s studio back into the studio itself, bringing Suss’s collaboration with the Esherick Museum full circle.
Saturday, January 26, 2pm
Join us on the closing day of Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick for a conversation wtih Becky Suss; Wharton Esherick Museum's Executive Director, Julie Siglin, and Curator and Program Director, Laura Heemer; and Moderne Gallery's Founder and Co-Director, Robert Aibel.
A publication to accompany the exhibition will be available for purchase.
Martha Schwendener in The New York times.
Becky Suss is included in Good Neighbors, an exhibition exploring notions of home and community.
The Berman Museum
601 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
October 14, 2014-January 11, 2015
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St., Philadelphia
Aug 14–Sep 13, 2014
Curated by Timothy Belknap, Ryan McCartney and Anna Neighbor, Begin Where You Are features 32 Philadelphia-based artists, including Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Becky Suss and Paul Swenbeck.
73rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Woodmere Art Museum
Jun 14–Sep 1, 2014
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Saturday, June 28, 12-4pm
Free and open to the public
Gallery talk with juror Sarah McEneany:
Saturday, July 12, 3–4pm